Open-Source: Finding Russia’s Filtration Camps
After the mayor of Mariupol warned that tens of thousands of people from the city were being interrogated in Russian filtration camps and forced across the border, the i newspaper’s award-winning investigations correspondent Dean Kirby set out to try to find them. But how do you investigate human rights abuses behind the frontlines of a war?
Dean will show how he became the first reporter to confirm the camps’ existence and went on to identify a network of 66 more sites stretching 6,000 miles to Vladivostok as he exposed a brutal system that led to an estimated two million Ukrainians being forcibly taken to Russia.
- 28 June 2023 15.10–16.10